Colloids in Acute Burn Resuscitation

Robert Cartotto, David G Greenhalgh

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Abstract

Colloids have been used in varying capacities throughout the history of formula-based burn resuscitation. There is sound experimental evidence that demonstrates colloids’ ability to improve intravascular colloid osmotic pressure, expand intravascular volume, reduce resuscitation requirements, and limit edema in unburned tissue following a major burn. Fresh frozen plasma appears to be a useful and effective immediate burn resuscitation fluid but its benefits must be weighed against its costs, and risks of viral transmission and acute lung injury. Albumin, in contrast, is less expensive and safer and has demonstrated ability to reduce resuscitation requirements and possibly limit edema-related morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-523
Number of pages17
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Colloids
  • Fluid
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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